Education for the refugee children living in Malaysia
Another fun informative @herworldmy panel w the amazing ladies from @ideasmalaysia and UNHCR talking about refugee education. . My take wasn’t that I knew everything or that I was well-versed in the plight of refugees and their hard heart work in just fighting for some amount of normalcy after leaving everything and everyone they have come to know and love behind. . My take was that the only way I would be able to teach Ella Grace to be kind, inclusive, and a citizen of the world is to welcome everyone through our doors. . To be open to learning, to be invested in understanding and equipping, to be engaged with different people and cultures because we can learn so much from each other. . Just start as small and as big as beginning a conversation at home or in our workplaces or on our platforms.
Some really tangible ways:
❤️ Ordering a meal from @pichaeats and learning more about the refugee that cooked it
❤️ Diversifying her reading corner with beautiful books like The Journey or Come with Me from @mebooks.asia
❤️ Picking up some gorgeous handmade jewelry from @fugee_lah
❤️ Sponsoring a child’s education from schools like @refugefortherefugees @ideasmalaysia @dignityforchildren
Whether it’s your time, talent, or resources, we can’t and shouldn’t be silent. We mama the littles that have lost their mamas or stand up and show up for the mamas that have lost everything and remind them that they aren’t alone.
And in that process, you’ll find just how rich your lives are and how enriched you are because of it. . Thank you Eena Houzyama again for the beautiful opportunity to learn.
About this Episode:
Editor Eena chats with Maja Lazic, Deputy Representative for the office of the United Nations High Commisioner for Refugess (UNHCR) in Malaysia, Racheal Kwacz, Child & Family Development Specialist and Dr Sally Hirsh, General Manager of Ideas Academy about education for the refugee children living in Malaysia.
About Her World Malaysia Hangouts
Hangout with Her World is a Facebook Live discussion moderated by editor, Eena Houzyama.
Original airdate: 2 August 2019